John Mark Karr

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    October 30, 2013

    JonBenet's parents: How an indictment became an "exoneration"

    If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck in an endless loop. There was that harpy Nancy Grace, grilling forensic whiz Henry Lee about the mysterious male DNA i ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    JonBenet Ramsey investigator's new book rejects intruder theory in child's death

    The 1996 Boulder murder of JonBenét Ramsey was one of the biggest stories in the country for years, and questions about the unsolved case continue to be asked, albeit at a lower volume than was heard a decade and a half ago. Note that former detective A. James Kolar's Foreign Faction: Who Really Ki ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Update: Dan Caplis on end of KHOW's Caplis & Silverman show

    Updates below: It's the end of an era. Today will be the final show for Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW after an eight-year run in the three p.m. to six p.m. afternoon drive slot. We reached attorney Caplis as he was walking into a deposition this morning, and he put the best face on the impe ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Lou Smit's death won't end the search for an intruder in JonBenét Ramsey murder case

    RIP: Lou Smit​Lou Smit, who passed away Wednesday at 75 after a battle with cancer, was the kind of hard worker who never got the hang of retiring. In his case, the work was homicide investigation. And sticking with it put hundreds of truly scary, violent men behind bars.

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Today's Loony JonBenét Ramsey Murder Theory: The Bible Says a Clown Did It

    For over a decade, plenty of folks have been willing to share their ideas about who murdered six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 -- like, for example, James Kearney, a former FBI agent who's made his notions available for a nominal fee. But Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July decision to cl ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Media

    When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?

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    April 16, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Ethically Dubious CU Prof Michael Tracey to Lead Ethics Symposium

    University of Colorado Boulder journalism professor Michael Tracey, a co-star in the April 10 Message column about CU's Campus Press publication and its fight for independence, wouldn't be many people's first choice to lead a discussion about ethics. He is, you'll recall, the man behind several obje ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    CU's Campus Press Fights for Independence

    A contentious faculty meeting points to independence for CU-Boulder's student newspaper — but at what cost?

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Robert Charles Browne is a Killer Con Man

    This cover story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine is a lengthy but surprisingly slipshod examination of the Robert Charles Browne case, the former tree farmer who claims to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history, with 48 victims scattered across the country. The piece, by Chip ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Life Swap

    More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.

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    February 8, 2007

    The Punisher

    Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Heavy Lifting

    The rehashing of the JonBenet Ramsey case on 48 Hours last Saturday has touched off a wave of Ramsey speculations on the Internet — although probably not the way the producers intended. While many of the program's claims about John Mark Karr and his pursuer, University of Colorado journalism ... More >>

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    October 27, 2006

    More Messages: Comings and Goings

    A Message column published last month focused on Albert Manzi (pictured above), the new publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera, as well as the president and CEO of Prairie Mountain Publishing, a joint MediaNews Group-E.W. Scripps enterprise that oversees a slew of local publications, including the ve ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Solid Gold (and Black)

    Beaten back by Montana State, can the Buffs charge ahead with this new anthem?